OUR FOCUS

We focus our work in three key areas, because nurturing the potential of kids, helping people live healthier, and supporting our neighbors are fundamental to strengthening communities.

Allentown Branch


Located in downtown Allentown, the Allentown Branch of the Greater Valley YMCA offers a cardio center, free weights and exercise equipment, pool, childcare including 2, 3 and 5 day options, group exercise classes, adult education classes, racquetball courts, two full-size gymnasiums, and many multi-purpose rooms. At the Allentown Branch of the Greater Valley YMCA, you will find programs for people of all ages, backgrounds, fitness levels and more. Also coming this winter season, we will be opening a warming center for our homeless neighbors.

 

 

Membership and Benefits

 

To join the Allentown Branch of the Greater Valley YMCA you may stop by our branch or give us a call at 610-351-9622.  The Allentown Branch Membership is reciprocal and accepted at all Greater Valley Branch locations as well as many branches around the country. 

 

To view member benefits, click here.

 

 

Branch Specific Information

 

This winter, the Allentown Branch of the Greater Valley YMCA will host the Allentown Warming Center, a safe-haven for Allentown’s homeless.  The warming center will be located in a portion of the Y’s sub-basement. This will allow the homeless clients to have more space than has traditionally been available at previous locations. We will provide a separate entrance which will not interfere with the Y’s membership, child care services or other programs.
 
To help the Greater Valley YMCA support the Allentown Warming Center, click here.

 

 

Fun For Everyone

 

Download our current Program Brochure to see an overview of what ALL our Greater Valley YMCA locations have to offer.  Then call or visit our branch for additional information!  

 

Come join us on 10/26 @ 6:30pm for our annual Trunk or Treat event in our upper parking lot.  It promises to be a ghoulish good time for one and all!

 

 

Building Bright Futures: Child Care

 

 

With a commitment to nurturing the potential of children and promoting youth development, healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility; the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive building a firm foundation for future success in school and throughout life. We strive to meet the developmental needs of each individual child by working in partnership with their families.


All of our sites participate in Keystone Stars, which is Pennsylvania's Quality Rating and Improvement System.

Some additional information about our highly qualified staff:

 

  • Bi-lingual Staff
  • PA Child Abuse Clearance, FBI Clearance and PA State Police Clearance completed.
  • Pediatric First Aid/CPR Trained
  • Fire Safety Trained
  • Over 20 hours of annual professional development

 

Early Learning Center

Our Keystone Star 4, Early Learning Center (ELC) is geared to help children grow and develop in a safe, nurturing and creative environment. Our ELC features newly renovated classrooms that serve children ages 6 weeks through pre-kindergarten age. Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards guide our learning through use of the Creative Curriculum. The curriculum is supported by understanding children's learning style and interests and is designed to provide a myriad of activities to enhance cognitive, social, emotional and physical development.


Our ELC is open Monday-Friday from 6am-6pm. We offer a well-balanced menu, serving breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack daily.


Care offered:

 

  • Infants: 6 weeks - 12months

  • Young Toddlers: 12 - 24 months

  • Older Toddlers: 24 - 36 months

  • Preschool: 3-4 years old 

  • Pre-Kindergarten: 4-5 years old
  • COMING FALL 2018: We are very excited that our program will be offering the free Pre-K Counts program. Pre-K Counts is a free program for families who meet the state's financial eligibility qualifications.

School-Age Care

 

We offer PA DHS licensed before and after school programs in the Allentown, East Penn and Parkland School Districts. Our programs reinforce positive values in a caring atmosphere, with activities intentionally designed to help kids make friends and grow stronger in mind, body and spirit. Our after school program aligns with PA Early Learning Standards and activities are centered around age-appropriate learning. We supplement what your child learns in school with:


  • 30 minutes each day to work on their homework with trained YMCA staff
  • Social time with peers to form long-lasting friendships that enhance their development, growth and self-confidence
  • STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, arts, math)
  • A variety of literacy activities
  • HEPA activities (healthy eating, physical activities)

Allentown School District (located at the Allentown Branch)


Keystone Star 4 Center
Hours: Monday - Friday, 6am - 6pm

Serving: Lehigh Parkway, Ramos and Union Terrace Elementary Schools
*Transportation is provide to and from the schools by the Allentown YMCA.
Care provided on most school closure days.


East Penn School District (located in the listed elementary schools)


Keystone Star 2 Centers
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7am until the start of the school day and from the end of the school day until 6pm.


Serving: Macungie (*care provided at Shoemaker), Shoemaker, Wescosville and Willow Lane Elementary Schools


Care provided on most school closure days at the Allentown Branch.

 


Parkland School District


Keystone Star 2 Centers
 Hours: Monday - Friday, 7am until the start of the school day and from the end of the school day until 6pm.


Serving: Cetronia, Fogelsville, Ironton, Jaindl, Kernsville, Kratzer, Parkway Manor and Schnecksville Elementary Schools


Care provided on most school closure days at the Allentown Branch.



Camps

YMCA Summer Day Camp offers a safe atmosphere where youth may enjoy their summer break. To deliver on the Y's commitment to nurture the potential of every child, our program helps campers discover what they are passionate about and form healthy relationships.


All of our camps place special emphasis on youth choice, achievement and a sense of belonging. Our summer camp features swimming, field trips (including Greater Valley YMCA Field Day and Camp Kresge), and ageappropriate weekly themed activities! Campers will be exposed to activities designed to teach independence and team building skills and support the four core values of the Y: Caring, Respect, Responsibility and Honesty.


 

Camp Tiikeri (Located at the Allentown Branch)


Hours: Monday - Friday, 6am - 6pm


Camp Macungie (Located at the Macungie Memorial Park)


Hours: Monday - Friday, 7am - 6pm

 

 

During this year’s United Way Day of Caring, we want to recognize and thank all our volunteers who make our community stronger.


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UPCOMING EVENT


Allentown Branch - Opening Reception

September 27, 2018, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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Branch Info




425 South 15th St, Allentown, PA 18102
Phone: (610) 351-9622
Fax: (610) 432-5980



Branch Hours


WINTER HOURS

Closed December 24 & 25, 2017, January 1, 2018

 

Monday to Friday

5 AM to 9:30 PM

 

Saturday

7 AM to 5:30 PM

 

Sunday

12 PM to 4 PM

 

POOL/SAUNA/STEAM ROOM

CLOSES 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO FACILITY CLOSING

Our Mission  |  To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.